It’s fantastic to see so many members of LBOYB organising social rides for their respective groups!
Keep it going and just remember ‘the workers’ that would love a weekend social ride.
A couple of ‘the girls’ have suggested that I confirm that the registration (for insurance purposes) you undertook in order to be a member of LBOYB only covers you when you’re cycling with me.
Details of the coverage can be seen here – http://www.austcycle.com.au/FAQ
This means that anyone organising a ride, does so at their discretion, and this great gesture of theirs leaves them, and anyone joining the ride, responsible for their own safety and wellbeing.
If you would like further insurance to cover yourself when not cycling with me, there are other options out there like Bicycle Network and Audax. Be sure to compare what these policies offer when compared with your own home and health insurance, i.e. loss of bike and injury.
This information is purely given for the sake of transparency and openness. I’m more than happy to have a chat about your social ride ideas if you’re having second thoughts.
Update 23 April, 2014
Whether you commute to work during the week or battle it out with the hordes of weekend warriors then a Cycling Australia Recreational membership is just the ticket to ensure that you get the most out of your riding experience. As a Recreational member you will have the peace of mind knowing that you’re covered by up to $20m of Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance. You can also join one of over 210 clubs across Australia with a suite of benefits ranging from access to velodromes, specific programs for women and kids, coaching staff and resources along with the chance to be involved in group rides and a range of fun social activities.
Prices start at just $16 for kids U13 and $88 for Adults.
It’s a small price to pay for the 24/7 insurance coverage regardless of where you’re riding.